Well Topman Design did us proud at LFW, the boys were dapper yet casual without being the slightest but slouchy. Double breasted blazers made a come back whilst trousers were that bit too short and sat neatly on the ankle in dusty colours between blue and grey. Shoes were leather loafers, in brown or patent cream and shirts were replaced by marl t-shirts. For a more dressed down look pattern came to play with large print 70s paisley, collaged prints and striped knitwear. Shorts were exactly that, short; and teamed with chunky knits and shirts. I even spied a shirt and shorts combination in aubergine colours that looked suspiciously like a playsuit. Luxury was added with silky pyjama style trousers and shirts with Grandad-esque prints of diamonds. A little quirky, a little retro but very stylish, bravo Topman Design.
Do you get that feeling, when you walk in to a shop and something catches your eye and in an instant your heartbeat quickens and you're overwhelmed by such a wanting to possess said item? Well it is a feeling I'm familiar with. The only thing that tops this rush, is when I find a one off piece for a snip of the original price. And so began my love affair with trawling charity shops and little hidden vintage stores. One woman's cast offs is another woman's gold...especially when it's designer.